Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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13th of August 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards $100,000 Grant to NYU Winthrop Hospital for Research Project to Develop New Alzheimer’s Treatments

(August 13, 2019) – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced a $100,000 grant to NYU Winthrop Hospital for a research project aimed at uncovering the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease and developing new treatments. The cutting-edge research will reengineer human cells, collected through a single voluntary blood test, to behave like brain neurons, […]


19th of July 2019

Important Heat Safety Tips for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

With Dangerous Heat Wave Affecting Many Parts of the US, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Information to Help Families Keep Their Loved Ones Safe (New York-July 19, 2019):  As states across America deal with a dangerous heat wave projected to bring heat indexes above 110 degrees to some areas, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) […]


11th of July 2019

Kick Up Your Brain Health a Notch with Soccer

(July 10, 2019)—There’s no better time to embrace soccer than right now as the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team just won its fourth World Cup title on Sunday, celebrated by a ticker tape parade today in New York City. Soccer is a not only a favorite sport and pastime for people all over the world […]


24th of June 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Congressman Suozzi and Congressman King Announce New Legislation to Increase Funding to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

New bill would increase funding for Alzheimer’s research and caregiver support services (June 24, 2019)– The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY3) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY2) announced new, bipartisan legislation to help increase federal funding for Alzheimer’s disease research.  Congressmen Suozzi and King, working with AFA, are sponsoring the legislation, which […]


21st of May 2019

9 Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips for Families Impacted by Dementia from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

(May 21, 2019):  With AAA projecting nearly 43 million Americans to travel this Memorial Day weekend, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing important tips to families traveling with someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness. “Traveling can still be enjoyable for families affected by Alzheimer’s, but adaptations may need to be […]


1st of May 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Brain Health Tips to Seniors for Older Americans Month

(May 1, 2019)– With Older Americans Month beginning today, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing brain health and healthy aging tips to seniors for use during May and throughout the year. “Seniors are a valuable part of our communities. As we recognize them during Older Americans Month, it’s important to highlight steps that […]


17th of April 2019

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Those We Love With Dementia, Alzheimer’s

(April 16, 2019)—Wondering how to make Mother’s Day special for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s? “It’s about the here and now that matters most for people with dementia, the moment we create today or the moments we can reminisce about,” says Molly Fisher, LCSW, Director of Education and Social Services at the Alzheimer’s […]


9th of April 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: 5 Ways Baseball is a Home Run for Brain Health

(April 9, 2019)— Baseball is more than just the national pastime; it can also be a useful tool to exercise your brain. With baseball season in full swing, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging everyone to play ball. “Baseball stimulates cognitive functions, promotes social interaction and helps relieve stress, all of which are […]


21st of March 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Proposes Recommendations to Increase Healthier Outcomes, Delay Placements in Nursing Home Settings

People Living with Alzheimer’s Hospitalized 2-3 Times More Often as Others the Same Age; More Than Half of All Nursing Home Residents Have Alzheimer’s NEW YORK (March 21, 2019)—In anticipation of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rates tripling to nearly 14 million by 2060, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has submitted five legislative proposals to the […]


14th of March 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Earns Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for 5th Consecutive Year

Only 11% of Charities Have Earned Charity Navigator’s Top Rating 5 Years in a Row (March 11, 2019)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has earned Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for a 5th consecutive year in recognition of its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 11% of charities evaluated by Charity […]